Reply to Paulsm4
Thank-you Paul. It is so easy once something works to ignore it after that. Hence once I was able to log in to the server at startup in version 8.04, I never worried beyond that. After reading the link you provided, I tried the VNC connection, and can't say I loved it, so I went back to exploring SSH further. What I now do is from the local box, simply open a terminal and use ssh -X <servername> and log in using my password. Once I have the command line with the -X option of SSH which allows me to run graphically based applications, then I type the name of the application, nautilus for example, on the command line, to access my gui on the server. This means, I can now work on the command line and gui in the server, and have the local desktop totally available at the same time. The best of all worlds. Still a couple of glitches. For example when I open Firefox on the server, I only get the History for the local machine. I am thinking though, that I should be able to write specific scripts now for many gui based activities that I do on the server which should save even more time. I have included the above explanation in hopes that someone else out there is like me, even though I know the rest of you are shaking your heads saying "How obvious"